• 3 months ago

    Need Motivation

    I am in the medical field and am super knowledgeable about diet and weight loss. However, I have little to NO motivation to do anything about it. I am really happy with my spouse, we go out to eat a lot, we are enjoying life and each others company. However, I am not able to fit in most of my clothes anymore. I need to lose weight, but I have no desire or motivation to! Help! Any advice is appreciated!

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  • 3 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    I feel the same! but knowing you need to change is a good sign you are moving to a good direction. You could start will a small achievable goal first and try not to focus on something small and to not to feel overwhelmed with the bigger picture. Cutting soda, taking the stairs, drinking more water, etc.
      • 2 months ago
        I agree with someone else here who posted. Let's change one behavior at a time. Let's choose something easy first, such as no more soda or no eating before 10am. Once the first small feat is achieved, tack on a second. Consider no more dessert when eating out or no more eating after 6pm Sunday through Thursday. ... Yes, I'm talking to myself as much as talking to you.
      • 2 months ago
        wow. will follow :( no sweet.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    I am in the same boat! If you learn anything and can share with me as well I'd love it. Have a great day!
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    Form now on I am going to the park or play ground for 2 hours at least because I am taking my 2.5 years son for play. And it is helping me to walk and run and stand by for long time. I do not even sit. I walked and run little bit today for 2 hours . I did the same yesterday and day before yesterday and days before that too . I have to have taking my son to the park every day and I have to walk and run and play with him every day no excuse from now on. ☹. So I believe I will loss weight more and more very soon no doubt... If you have boy take them to the park and play with them you will loss weight. Trust me
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    In my opinion, I think that the effective way to lose weight is to eat less. Of course, exercise can also lose weight, but the effect of exercise is not as good as eating less.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    I have zero motivation but I'm on a mission to lost weight as well or at least eat better and hopefully the weight will come off. I started with a vision board at the beginning of the year. I invited some friends over and they brought magazines, photos, etc. and we created vision boards using a foam board. I had a lot of motivational quotes, images of healthy food, healthy stats, etc. I have that board out where I see it every day to remind me of my health goals. It has helped me be more aware of what I'm putting in my body. I also subscribed to Eating Well magazine and followed some of their 1200 calorie meal plans. Most of the recipes were very good and I lost weight. I hate counting calories and trying to do the math every time I eat so having a meal plan helps a lot as does Pinterest.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    I can relate to your concerns. I have similar challenges and my husband is not interested in working to improve diet or exercise habits that would help. I think seeing if your husband can get on board and trying to find an activity you both enjoy. Last year we bought new comfortable bikes and have gone on some fun rides. It has been fun exploring.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    my partner and I cook together!! it keeps us from going out to eat so often, and its a plus to spend some time together.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    Motivation is BS. Discipline is what you need!
      • 1 month ago
        Discipline as you call it comes naturally to some personality types and is quite easy. For a Sanguine personality, it seems unachievable. Alos some careers make discipline extremely difficult, especially if one works at a hospital, police dept. or any job where there is no set schedule to follow. Throwing an insult is also easy for some.
      • 1 month ago
        I see... You need discipline too!
      • 6 days ago
        :D
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    I am 73, a male, and obese by medical standards however I have always had more energy and felt better when about 15 pounds heavier than the book says. I have some health issues to motivate me to lose weight but I gained 10 extra pounds over the winter. I have taken that off and a bit more using a technique I used when younger. I call it binge dieting with weekly reward. I will watch what I eat religiously all week, and then Saturday night, or another night if a holiday, we go out for pizza and beer, or steak, Mexican or whatever we are craving. Also if I have a really weak moment during the week, I will have a cookie, scoop of ice cream, or similar. I have a healthy satisfying mid-afternoon snack too most days which I fit in with the diet plan. An apple, orange, slice of watermelon, or cantaloupe all are sweet-tasting, but healthy low-calorie choices. Diets are boring, so a system that works for you is what has to happen. I will work a fad diet into the plan for a week or two just for a change of routine. The Adkins diet is most effective for me but like all the rest, gets boring really quick if followed totally.

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    Would you be open to trying weight training? Adding muscle can help you burn more calories at rest and can make a big difference in the way your clothes fit.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    Hello. What has worked for me is I weigh myself every morning and log in my weight for the day. When I notice even a few tenths of a pound lost, it motivates me to keep going. Get a nice digital scale so you can get an accurate reading and stay focused.
  • 10 days ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    I understand exactly how you feel. I have been creating small, achievable goals - go to the gym one time this week and eat fresh vegetables with dinner. This way I can prove to myself that I can meet my goals and lose weight.
  • 10 days ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    My husband and I used to eat put regularly, until we started watching Gordon Ramsey’s kitchen Nightmares. That was enough to turn us off from eating out . Since it’s summer, I have started working more in the yard and eating less. I come in and grab just a little bit here and there. It was a real boost for me.
  • 6 days ago

    RE: Need Motivation

    Perhaps you are in need of more body positivity and less calorie counting? I don’t know your situation but as long as your are healthy, maybe tight jeans just mean it is time to go shopping? Getting older and weight gain seem to go hand in hand...and it gets harder to lose it regardless of how well you eat or how much you exercise. I am not saying to throw it out the window but BMI charts are outdated and the women in ads that make us feel fat aren’t real. Maybe this is just a wake up call that you need to be a little more cognizant of things...get a light beer instead of a sweet mixed drink , skip the bread if you know you want to get dessert. Try having restaurant food take out or delivered so you don’t have endless bread, chips or a dessert menu you didn’t plan to have to resist. Go to a park and have a nice walk b4 you go out to eat. Being happy in your life if so much more important then the number on a scale or on your clothes. I am not promoting obesity or suggesting being unhealthy but the answer may not be a diet you can’t get geared up for! That may just set you up for a weight loss and gain yo-yo life that makes things worse...and I am speaking from experience!!!! Good luck!